Rhode Island Comic Con is one more week away.

One of the biggest events of the year is the annual Rhode Island Comic Con, a celebration of pop culture, Comics and video games and it is one week away where it will begin on Nov. 10-12 in downtown Providence.

Having filled both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Comic Con is expanding again, to the adjacent Omni Providence Hotel, where it will use at least one of the ballrooms.

The press relations manager Susan Sores, has estimated that it will attract over 100,000 people for the three days the event will take place and myself and Fidelina Roman will cover the show and bring you the latest news from Rhode Island Comic Con for the days that we will be there.

The show will also have panel discussions with many of the stars of TV and movies such as The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Stranger Things, Luke Cage, The Power Rangers, Star Trek and much more.

There will also be autograph and photograph opportunities, Gaming (video games and table top), kids activities, collectables and toy vendors too.

Rhode Island Comic Con will have a film festival for the first time this year called Geekfest and it will have its own panel, screening and awards.

It is the biggest show of the year in the smallest state of the United States and it will attract a huge widespread of fans and cosplayers.

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WWE(R) Superstar Undertaker(R) To Attend Wizard World Chicago, Tulsa

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WWE® Superstar Undertaker® To Attend
Wizard World Chicago, Tulsa

WWE Superstar Undertaker® returns to Wizard World in two of its most popular Comic Cons in Chicago (Friday, August 21) and Tulsa(Saturday, October 24).

At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., Undertaker will appear from 3-7 p.m., posing for photo ops at 3 and signing autographs beginning at 4:45. He will be part of a huge WWE contingent at Wizard World’s longest running show which also includes Superstars Sting™, Randy Orton®, Daniel Bryan®, and WWE® Diva Paige™.

At the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, he will attend from 1-5 p.m., with photo ops starting at 1 and autographs at 2:45.

For more than two decades, The Deadman has loomed over the WWE landscape like a menacing shadow, spelling out doom for those who dare cross him. Imbued with seemingly mystical abilities and preternatural in-ring ability, The Undertaker is a WWE great in a class by himself, and no list of legends would be complete without him.

First introduced at Survivor Series in 1990, it was not long before he began to battle with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. This clash set the tone for Undertaker’s dominant career. No one was too big and no one too big and no one was safe from his gloved grip.

Meet him at these two great events in the coming weeks.

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You Wouldn’t Like Him When He’s Angry!
Meet Lou Ferrigno At Wizard World Comic Con

Actor, fitness trainer and bodybuilder. Sure, those describe Lou Ferrigno… But most people know him as The Hulk.

Ferrigno brings his oversize personality—and physique—to Wizard World Comic Con shows all year. Meet this Brooklyn-born star who defined the role of The Hulk in the hit series more than 35 year ago. He has more recently appeared in “The King of Queens” and is always a big hit at Wizard World shows.

Don’t miss the “Incredible” experience of meeting the original, true “Hulk,” in Pittsburgh (Sept. 11-13), Columbus (Sept. 18-20), Fort Lauderdale (Oct. 2-4) and Louisville (Nov. 6-8).

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Be there when veteran comic book artist John Beatty makes two rare Wizard World appearances at second-year Comic Cons in Tulsaand Reno later this year.

Developing into a top inker in a short period of time, Beatty has worked on every major comic character for the “Big 2” at one time or another.

Titles John has worked on include many fan favorites including Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest and many Batman projects, including a highly regarded fan-favorite 3 year run on the monthly Batman book.

Meet him at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, October 23-25, and the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, November 20-22.

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Thirteen WWE® Superstars, Hall of Famers, Divas To Attend Six Wizard World Events Through 2014

 
 

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Attend Six Wizard World Events Through 2014


Wizard World and WWE® have announced that 13 Superstars, Hall of Famers, Champions and Divas will appear at six Wizard World Comic Con events in the coming months, beginning with five standouts at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

At the Chicago show, WWE® Superstar John Cena® will appear on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Then on Friday, WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™ and WWE® Diva Paige™ will attend from 3:30-6:30 p.m.WWE® Legend Bruno Sammartino™ (11 a.m.-2 p.m) and WWE® Superstar Batista (2-5:15 p.m.) follow on Saturday.

Then at the inaugural Richmond Comic Con, WWE® Legend Ricky Steamboat (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and WWE® Superstar Batista (2-5:15 p.m.) visit the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 13.

At the Music City Center in Nashville, WWE® Superstar Kane® (12:30-3 p.m.) and WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ (3:30-6:30 p.m.) invade Nashville Comic Con on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Less than a week later, WWE® Superstar Undertaker™ takes his first trip to Wizard World Austin Comic Con on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Austin Convention Center (4:30-8:30 p.m.).

The following month, WWE® Superstars The Wyatt Family™ (Bray WyattErick RowanLuke Harper) come together as a trio from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for Ohio Comic Con

Finally, WWE® Superstar Roman Reigns™ (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ (2:15-5:15 p.m.) make their way to the last stop on the 2014 Wizard World calendar at the inaugural Reno Comic Con, Saturday, Nov. 22.

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Find Star Wars Collectibles And Tons More At
The Collectibles Café At Wizard World Chicago


Collectors have been excited for months about the superstar celebrity roster coming to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. And while an autographed photo is a fine keepsake, many fans like to take the next step with toys and other pieces for an even more memorable experience.

That’s where The Collectibles Café (Booth #1805) comes in. Specializing in new and vintage pop culture toys and collectibles, The Collectibles Café carries a large variety of officially licensed products from many properties. Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Archer, Grumpy Cat, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Battlestar Galactica, Minecraft, Transformers and Frozen are just a few. With so many to choose from, fans are sure to find just the right piece.

There will be new stock each day, including exclusives and things not found anywhere else on the show floor at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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NYCC: protection and safety

Comic con safety is a must for all fans

By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood

I never thought in a million years I’d have to write a post about education of safety for Comic Con attendees. Yet, unfortunately, here I am sitting on a crowded Brooklyn bound G train doing just that.

As of late, a lot of sexual harassment claims are being reported from Comic Cons around the US. One claim was of a man who strapped a Hero 2 (GoPro) camera to his chest and filmed himself hugging female Cosplayers.

Lets, first off, talk about something everyone needs to be clear and up front about. Please, please, I beg of you, DO NOT HUG STRANGERS! I don’t care if the sign they are carrying says free hugs or not.  Keep your body to yourself and/or people you know and feel safe around. The “free hug” signs are there to have strangers try to touch others, this is not safe.

Unwanted attention can be hard to avoid at the larger Cons like SDCC and NYCC, which are hugely packed and crowded. Also, as of late, not all attendees are actual fans of comics and pop culture. Some people (sad but true) treat it like a freak show.

People use the Con to film and ridicule our collective fan base and plaster it all over the internet for the non-enlightened to laugh and mock at. Do not engage in any conversations with people who may seem off, not dressed for the con, or are very rude and aggressive.

Unfortunately, profiling the “non-geeks” seems wrong and being a sub-culture who was mocked for being different, we really don’t want to profile the fan from the gawkers. Yet, in the end, safety comes first! Always remember that, more than likely, they will treat our sub-culture as a joke and mock or exploit you.

It’s very hard to expect help from volunteers and/or convention staff. They are only there to corral the huddled masses or if you are lost and need direction or see if you have badges. Instead of depending on staff, seek out uniformed police.

Booth people and Cosplayers, please try your best not to be left alone, and, if at all possible, try to travel with friends.  If you are at your booth or on the show floor, have a friend or fellow Cosplayer with you. It sounds scary (and perhaps a bit idiotic) but, in the end, humans in small or large groups aren’t always on their best behavior.

These seem like complex and unnecessary measures and maybe I am being the “scared parent,” but I have heard too many horror stories at the big cons and have seen too many jerks make wrong and unprofessional comments.

Be it GenCon’s Nazi paraphernalia or underwear that have printed phrases like “nothing wrong with a little sexual harassment” or idiots trying to take up skirt shots on escalators.

Regardless of occasional incidents, Comic Cons are really awesome, fun and downright enjoyable. Just take some precautions from this cynical old school New Yorker .

Agree or disagree? let me know, follow me on Twitter @AltMindz .

Mezco SDCC Reveal #3: Japanese Exclusive Living Dead Dolls Sadako

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San Diego CA- As the world’s most famous Comic-Con gets underway in San Diego, Mezco Toyz is revealing one of the most terrifying Living Dead Dolls ever: Sadako.

Sadako is an exclusive Living Dead Doll for Mamegyorai in Japan. Based on the main character from the immensely popular Japanese film Sadako 3D, this Living Dead Doll features a screen accurate hairstyle, creepily showcasing her ever watchful eye.

Sadoko’s fingernails are also bloody and caked with mud from her climb out of the well.

Sadako stands 10 inches tall and comes complete with real cloth clothing.

Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.

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NYCC 2012:New York Comic-Con’s Minimates Tenth Anniversary Exhibit a Big Hit

Minimates celebrated their 10th birthday with a bang, as over 100,000 fans attended this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con, where the Minimates-related festivities were in full swing! An art exhibit, panel and two signings drew thousands of attendees, from die-hard Minimate fanatics to casual enthusiasts, and thousands of Minimates, pins and posters were given out over the course of the weekend. Manufacturer Diamond Select Toys also gave fans a glimpse at the future of the line!

Located on the lower level at the Jacob Javits Center, the Minimates 10th Anniversary Exhibit had over 400 Minimates on display — not even a third of the over 1400 Minimates that have been released over the years. Marvel and DC Comics characters were displayed alongside Minimates from <em>Star Trek</em>, <em>The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters</em> and <em>The Munsters</em>, and the walls were hung with original concept art, as well as promotional posters from movie-based Minimates lines like <em>Back to the Future</em> and <em>A Fistful of Dollars</em>.

The artists behind most of those posters, Minimates designers Uriel Caton and Barry Bradfield, were at the exhibit on Sunday to sign 500 Universal Monsters Minimates posters for exhibit attendees. They were also joined by Minimates product manager Robert Yee for a panel presentation on Minimates, during which they revealed the control art for next year’s 50th series of Marvel figures. The line-up for that series was voted on by over 10,000 Marvel.com visitors, and the release will coincide with the Marvel Minimates line’s 10th anniversary.

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Contest: Win an exclusive copy of Comic Con Episode IV DVD with mini figures “Stan Lee and Harry Knowles”

Alternative Mindz has teamed up with NECA films to give two lucky people the new Morgan Spurlock documentary all about Comic Con.

watch the video and find out what you have to do !


Here are the 6 questions that you must answer to win a copy of the new DVD with Stan Lee and Harry Knowles mini figures

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Question: Go to the Hulu channel and tell us something you seen in the video
Question: Who Founded SDCC in 1970
Question: What High School did Stan Lee attend
Question: how many people attend SDCC in 2012
Question: what was Morgan Spurlock’s seond feature documentry
Question: Who were the first guests of Comic-Con?

OK guys Email me at Rob@alternativemindz.com and remember that the first two people are the winners ! GOOD LUCK!

(Side- note) The Hulu channel & the DVD are for North America. but if people outside of the US can view the video and have the ability to watch a region 1 DVD. I will cover the cost to ship!

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Comic Con Episode IV DVD with mini figures “Stan Lee and Harry Knowles”

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Limited edition DVD (Region 1, 20,000 available) comes with Stan Lee and Harry Knowles mini-figures! Regular Comic Con Episode IV DVD also available!

Only 20,000 available!

Film synopsis:

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong.

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:

Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;
Holly, costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;
Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;
Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event;
James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.

Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE is directed by Morgan Spurlock; produced by Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull; and written by Spurlock and Chilnick.

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Call Me Maybe: Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Just a few days ago at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con a group of Wizard World Digital Team video bloggers got together and produced a crowd-sourced video. This turned out to be an epic undertaking connecting with fans, celebrities and the cosplay community. Celebrity guests included Bruce Campbell, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Katrina Law, Nicole & Brianna Garcia, Jon Bernthal, Adrianne Curry and David Della Rocco!

After pulling together content from ten very committed video teams (editing by Nyq Bonaventura) Wizard World would like share with our fans “Call Me Maybe” the unauthorized Comic Con edition. (If you like this video as much as we do please… share the this!)

Comics Corner #12 – Heroes Con Wrap-Up

Ryan Porter and Suine Hallock look back on the weekend that was for the 30th Anniversary of HeroesCon! Who did they meet, what panels did they attend and most importantly: what kind of loot did they bring home? Find out inside this special episode of the Comics Corner!

Follow Suine on Twitter @SuineHallock